Today, a telephone conversation took place between the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.

Expressing satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss topical issues of interstate cooperation in a personal conversation, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan attaches great importance to the consistent expansion and strengthening of multi-vector relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which are based on long-standing traditions of mutual respect and good neighborliness, rooted in millennia.

Taking this opportunity, the President of Iran asked to convey warm words of greetings on his behalf to the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan Hero-Arkadag, who made a huge personal contribution to the strengthening and comprehensive development of bilateral cooperation in mutual interests.

During the conversation, the heads of the two states noted with satisfaction that the established constructive Turkmen-Iranian dialogue is successfully developing today both in a bilateral and multilateral format, within the framework of international organizations.

Recently, there has been active dynamics of interaction between the two countries in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, which is being enriched with qualitatively new content.

This is directly facilitated by the visits made by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan Hero-Arkadag to a friendly neighboring country.

“Both sides are making great efforts to practically implement the agreements reached during these visits. And today we see concrete results in a number of areas of interaction,” the head of the Turkmen state noted with satisfaction.

Trade and economic partnership was named among the key priorities of Turkmen-Iranian relations.

In this regard, the special importance of the Intergovernmental Joint Turkmen-Iranian Commission on Economic Cooperation, the regular 17th meeting of which was held recently, on November 17–18 in Ashgabat, was noted. A specialized exhibition of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a Turkmen-Iranian business forum were also organized within its framework.

As noted during the conversation, Turkmen-Iranian trade and economic relations are actively carried out in three main directions. The gas sector is one of the main areas of this cooperation. Here we should highlight the issue of supplying Turkmen natural gas to Iran and through it to the third countries through the SWAP system.

The electricity sector was also identified among the priorities of the Turkmen-Iranian partnership.

The transport sector plays a major role in enhancing interstate cooperation. It was noted that our country attaches great importance to expanding cooperation with Iran in this area and increasing the volume of cargo transportation in particular.

In this regard, it was noted that positive experience of joint work in road construction has been accumulated.

Emphasizing that cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian sphere plays a key role in strengthening interstate ties, bringing the fraternal peoples of the two countries closer together, and the mutual enrichment of their cultures, the President of Turkmenistan noted the presence of great prospects for further strengthening bilateral ties in science, education, culture, art and sports.

As it was highlighted, the popularization of the historical, cultural, scientific and literary heritage of the two friendly neighboring peoples is directly facilitated by regular exchanges of delegations, creative meetings and conferences.

Attention is focused on important joint events that will be organized in the coming 2024 in honor of the 300th anniversary of the outstanding Turkmen poet and philosopher of the East Magtymguly Fraghi, deeply revered throughout the world.

At the end of the telephone talk, the President of Turkmenistan and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran wished each other good health and further success in responsible government activities, and peace, prosperity and prosperity to the fraternal peoples of the two countries.

The telephone call was initiated by the Iranian side.